Reducing the Risk of Fall Illness
By Brandi Swieter
Illness is common in the fall. Kids are starting back at school. The weather is changing from hot to cool. Sleep is becoming less and less while stress is becoming more and more. All of this and more leads to common colds and other illnesses that are easy to acquire and hard to beat. With some prevention methods, people can reduce their risks of developing a fall illness.
Boost Immunity With Food and Water
Eating right is one of the best things a person can do to ward off sickness. Certain foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, contain vital nutrients that have immunity-boosting powers. With plenty of vitamins within them, consuming veggies and fruits regularly will help a person fight off infections and prevent getting sick in the first place. It is especially important to find foods rich in Vitamin C, such as apples and oranges. Water must also be included in the mix. Drinking plenty of it will keep the body hydrated and prevent illness as well.
Avoid Contact With Those Who are Sick
If a person knows their friend or family member is sick, they should do their best to avoid them for the first few days. It may seem harsh, but sickness passes quickly from person to person. Staying away and speaking on the phone instead will help to keep the illness from spreading.
Do Not Touch Your Eyes, Nose, or Mouth
Washing the hands will help to prevent the spread of germs, and therefore illness, but not everyone washes as often as they should. People need to make a conscious effort to avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth throughout the day. This is especially true for those who are already sick so they do not contaminate public spaces with their germs. It is also important for those hoping to prevent illness as they may have touched contaminated surfaces. Rubbing their eyes or touching their mouth could cause them to develop the illness.
Visit a Chiropractor
A visit to the chiropractor is great for overall health. Joint restrictions can be removed, allowing for better circulation and immune response. Spinal manipulation may help the nervous system, while the simple act of seeing a chiropractor and getting some pain relief can ease feelings of stress and tension. This in turn can lead to better health and a stronger ability to fight off illness as it comes. It may not be a cure for sickness, but it is a possible preventive tool for keeping symptoms at bay.
Use these preventive measures to reduce the risk of becoming ill this fall. It’s a common occurence that can be stopped as long as people are diligent. Stop in to The Joint Chiropractic for another check off the list for preventing illness and remaining as healthy and well as possible.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Cary, N.C.